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The Society has just received the following sad news from member Andrew Fellowes:

It is with great sadness that we announce that John Yarwood sadly passed away last week after a long battle with illness.

John had reached and held the position of Sales Director at F.D Copeland for many years, retiring in June 2003. He previously had other successful careers at The Rayner Essence Group and The Duckworth Group.

He was a very active member of The BEOA and was on Council of the British Society of Flavourists for a number of years being very involved in the Gala Night. Apart from being a respected business man he was just as well know for being an entertainer, a member of The Magic Circle and someone with an amazing memory - often holding an audience's attention, post function for hours.

He leaves behind children, Danny and Sally and a number of successful grandchildren and will be sorely missed.

John's funeral is on Saturday 30th September at 11 am at Ripley Paris Church near Harrogate.

In due course the Society will publish a fuller obituary, and invites members who knew John to submit anything they would like to include, plus any messages to pass on to the family, to our Secretary Trevor Groome (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or use the Contact page.